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OpenOffice 2.0 passes the first trial-by-fire

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Bruce Eckel

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Re: OpenOffice 2.0 passes the first trial-by-fire Posted: Dec 26, 2005 4:44 PM
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Here's an article which points out some interesting flaws in the OpenOffice suite and development model:
http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,1660763,00.html

Note that, at the end, he says:
"But, for what it's worth, I still think OpenOffice may be better for books than Microsoft Word."

Paul Boddie

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Re: OpenOffice 2.0 passes the first trial-by-fire Posted: Feb 19, 2006 11:38 AM
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> Here's an article which points out some interesting flaws
> in the OpenOffice suite and development model:
> http://technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,1660763,00.html

Yes, various improper generalisations about open source using a project which is a classic extreme case: the open-sourced commercial product. Everyone knows that dropping a huge amount of previously closed code into the open source realm is a fairly bad way of getting widespread and significant community involvement in its development. And it's a bit unfair to measure the success of any software development methodology or ideology by testing how well an application opens a proprietary document format, regardless of how "popular" that format is.

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